Black Churches Push for Spiritual Renewal

Today’s generation of African-Americans needs to return to religion, and black churches should work together to reach them, said Bishop John R. Bryant, of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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23 Year Old Pleads Guilty to Burning Down COGIC Church

The Justice Department today announced that Benjamin Haskell, 23, of Springfield, Mass., pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two crimes related to the burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominantly African-American church, in Springfield on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American President of the United States.

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Public Schools Tap Churches for Assistance

When his budget for pencils, paper, and other essential supplies was cut by a third this school year, the principal of Combee Elementary School worried children would suffer. Then, a local church stepped in and “adopted” the school.

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African-American Baptists Donate $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity for Housing in Haiti

This is the Largest Gift Given to Habitat from a Faith Community for Recovery Efforts in Haiti

ATLANTA, June 10 — The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration (AABMC) presented a check for $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, GA., as a part of their commitment to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. This contribution is the largest single donation given to Habitat by a faith community for its Haiti earthquake-recovery efforts.

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Some Harlem Churches in Fight for Survival

(NYTimes) All Souls’ Church, on St. Nicholas Avenue, and any number of the traditional neighborhood churches in Harlem that had for generations boasted strong memberships — built on and sustained by familial loyalty and neighborhood ties — are now struggling to hold on to their congregations.  

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